When offered the chance of ageless beauty, Dorian jumps at the chance to lead a daring and unscrupulous double life in order to remain youthful. If given the same opportunity would we yield to the same temptation? In a world where beauty and appearance is at the forefront of everyday life, Dorian Gray paints a vivid picture of vanity, cruelty and corrupted innocence.
Following the success of last year’s Frankenstein which transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall, comes another stripped back retelling of a classic story. An all-female cast bring Wilde’s gothic masterpiece to theatrical life in this fast-paced 70 minute production directed by Owen Horsley, whose credits include Salomé for the RSC and Associate Director of Cheek by Jowl.
The Picture of Dorian Gray will also be touring to schools from 25 September to 14 October. For more information please call 01635 570927.
The Sackler Trust, Principal Supporter of The Watermill Schools Touring Programme.
Directed by Owen Horsley
Eva trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for Drama (2013). During her training, she also won the Michael Bryant Award for verse speaking (performed at the National Theatre) and was a finalist in the Carleton Hobbs Radio Competition (2013). Theatre includes: Northanger Abbey (UK Tour), Othello, The Merchant of Venice (RSC); The Winter’s Tale (The Crucible, Sheffield); Eldorado (Arcola Theatre); See What I See (Burton Taylor Studio/Oxford Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (Shakespeare400 Royal Festival Hall). TV includes: Father Brown (BBC 1); Parkinson: Masterclass with Simon Russell-Beale (Sky Arts). She has recently finished recording for the BBC’s Radio 4 drama, Wild Honey.
Watermill credits include: Twelfth Night and Romeo + Juliet (2017).
Emma completed her degree in Maths and Psychology graduating in 2015.
Other theatre includes: Hero / Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (Iris Theatre); Georgiana Darcey in Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible Theatre).
Recent university productions include: Lysistrata (Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre – title role); Antigone (Nottingham New Theatre - title role); Tanya in Jerusalem (Nottingham New Theatre and National Student Drama Festival); Sylvia in Tribes (Nottingham New Theatre); Ellen in Gut Girls (Nottingham New Theatre).
Emily trained at The Oxford School of Drama.
Credits include: Tuckshop (Paines Plough Roundabout); Gifted (Theatre503); After Party (Union Theatre); Electric Eden (Pleasance); The Selfish Giant (Arcola); The Subterranean Season (VAULT festival); Early Doors (Pleasance/UK tour); Pancake Day (The Bunker Theatre); There Is No Parting (Audio Book/RNIB).